95 Millville glass workers back on job after an 11-week layoff

Ninety-five em-ployees of the Glass Group Inc. returned to work Monday after a layoff of 500 employees May 9.Most of the remaining 405 people laid off are expected to return during the week of Aug. 11 when the second furnace will be put in operation, Kenneth Rock, chairman and CEO, said Monday.

"Some of the employees may still be on layoff," Rock said. "We cannot tell how many until we work out a production schedule."

The two main plant furnaces were shut down for scheduled maintenance and for inventory adjustment, according to Rock.

"It's a relief to be back," Frances Plumine, 60, of Cedarville, said as she finished her shift at 4 p.m.

A checker, Plumine said that she has worked in the former Wheaton plant for 331/2 years.

Chester Cuff, 52, of Millville, said: "It's good to be back home. I was laid off for two months and then called back two weeks ago, and I was glad to come back."

A technician, Cuff has worked at the local factory for more than 30 years.

"I don't like to go on unemployment," said Cuff, a member of Local 219, Glass, Molders, Pottery and Allied Workers Union.

George Batcho, 55, of East Vineland, an employee for 35 years, said: "I'm old enough to get out, but my 17-year-old daughter wants to go to college."

The Glass Group Inc. purchased Alcan's Molded Glass operations at the end of September. A principal owner, Rock was president of Wheaton Glass for five years during the 1990s.

Officials of the company describe The Glass Group as the largest producer of small specialty molded glass containers in the United States.

In June, The Glass Group Inc., whose corporate headquarters is in Millville, purchased the mold equipment used by Carr Lowrey Glass Co. to produce specialty glass bottles and bottles for the cosmetic and pharmacy industry.

600450 95 Millville glass workers back on job after an 11-week layoff glassonweb.com
Date: 30 July 2003
Source: Pressofatlanticcity.com

See more news about:

Others also read

Southwall Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq:SWTX), a global developer, manufacturer and marketer of thin-film coatings for the electronic display, automotive glass and architectural markets, today announced that on Dec. 18, 2003, it secured an agreement for a new bank loan guarantee and equity financing package of up to $7.5 million from Needham & Company, Inc., its affiliates and Dolphin Asset Management.
Local quality glass producer Emirates Glass Limited has won contracts to supply 68,000 square metres of its high quality EmiCool glass to five major projects in Dubai.
Co-Ventures in Glass Containers (CVIGC, Ltd.) of Tampa, Florida, USA and Micro-Tek Canada, Inc. Of Toronto, Canada are excited to announce the beginning of a long term joint venture to combine their extensive experiences and resources to offer the Glass Container Industry globally a best value alternative for all their outsourcing needs in manufacturing, operations and technical assistance agreements, specifically targeted to the smaller manufacturers who have found the larger service companies to be cost and profit prohibitive.The principals of the two companies have found a global need for smaller glass companies who require excellent technical resources to properly compete within the industry without the high costs of employing their own staffs or outsourcing their requirements to the larger service companies whose own operating costs and overhead are substantial.
China's largest automobile glass maker Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co, Ltd, won its case against the dumping ruling of the US Department of Commerce (DOC).
When did the wine industry start using glass bottles, and how did they settle on their current size of 750ml? For the answer to these questions, you have to go back in time - back thousands of years to when wine was first cultivated and enjoyed.
Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) today announced that its subsidiary Praxair Canada Inc.'s specialty gases plant in Paris, Ontario, Canada, is one of Praxair's first specialty gases plants in North America to complete the upgrade to ISO 9001:2000, the latest ISO 9000 standard for quality.

Add new comment